Rebecca Walker Early

5 juillet 19146 décembre 2010

Mrs. Rebecca Walker Saufley Early, 96, a resident of Kings’ Daughter’s Nursing Home in Staunton, and formerly of Weyers Cave, passed away on Monday, December 06, 2010.

She was born on July 5, 1914 in Rockingham County and was the daughter of the late Luther and Myrtle Van Lear Saufley. She was a loving daughter, wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and a friend to all.

Mrs. Early graduated from Weyers Cave High School and was a homemaker. She was a member of Weyers Cave United Methodist Church where she held numerous positions, and was also a member of the Weyers Cave Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.

Her husband, Ward O. Early, preceded her in death on May 21, 1991, a son, Douglas Early also preceded her in death.

She is survived by three children, Donald Early and wife, Delcie of Staunton, Daniel Early and wife, Maggie of Stuarts Draft, and Gail Sykes and husband, Archie of Richmond; five grandchildren, Kathy Early Mayz of Staunton, Christopher Early of Germany, Roderick Early of Staunton, Stuart Early of Florida, and Brandon Early of Weyers Cave; four great-grandchildren, Kara and Travis Mayz, Jennifer and Brianna Early; two step-great-grandchildren, Aimee and Ashley Gajus, and one step-great-great-granddaughter, Starlyn Gajus; numerous nieces and nephews, including special nieces, Jean Bazzarae, Mary Kay Hoffman, and Becky Hiner; also Linda Fillinger, who is thought of as a daughter by the Early family.

In addition to her husband and son, she was preceded in death by her siblings, Virgie Leavel, Mary Miller, Lertie, Theodore, William, Frank, and Luther “Buck” Saufley.

The family will receive friends 7-9:00 PM, Wednesday, December 8, at Lindsey Funeral Home in Weyers Cave.

A funeral service will be held at the Chapel of the funeral home, 11:00 AM, Thursday, December 9, with Pastor Peggy Packard officiating. Burial will follow at St. Paul’s Cemetery in Weyers Cave.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Weyers Cave United Methodist Church.

Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.lindseyweyerscave.com.


  • Visitation

    mercredi, 8 décembre , 2010

  • Funeral Service

    jeudi, 9 décembre , 2010


Rebecca Walker Early


Bill & Leigh Saufley

12 décembre , 2010

Our deepest sympathy and best wishes to the Virginia cousins. Aunt Beck and Uncle Ward were always our ties to the valley, and I know our father Frank always had a special place in his heart for kid sister Beck. She will be remembered always.

barbie shifflett

9 décembre , 2010

So tremendously sorry for your loss. You have my deepest sympathy.

Raymond Lotts

9 décembre , 2010

So sorry for your loss. My mother May Lotts lived close to her at Gypsy Hill House in Staunton. May got to know her well. God bless you all
Raymond, Charlotte and May Lotts

8 décembre , 2010

My deepest sympathies to the Early Family.
Rosemary Wied (Willingboro, NJ)

Leslie Marsh marsh5963@charter.net

8 décembre , 2010

To Kathy,Alan and family,
I am so sorry to hear about your grandmother's passing and please accept my condolences! I know your family is close and this closeness and God being over you will comfort you and your family during these difficult times. God bless! Leslie Marsh

8 décembre , 2010

"Our deepest sympathies to the Early family."
Mary/Dennis Brooks (Sunnyside, NY)

Wanda Brown

8 décembre , 2010

My heart goes out to you for the loss of your Mom, I know what you're going through since we lost our Mom(Hazel Anderson) back in August. I had the pleasure of meeting and seeing what a kind person your Mom was when she roomed with my Mom at King Daughter's. She had such a sweet smile and made me laugh several times over things she would do and say. Again I'm truly sorry for your loss, you have my deepest sympathy.


7 décembre , 2010

Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you.

Jeffrey Saufley

7 décembre , 2010

I am truly sorry to hear of the passing of Aunt Beck and will keep the family in my thoughts during this difficult time. I have fond memories of childhood trips with my Mom and Dad to visit Uncle Ward and Aunt Beck at the old farmhouse near Weyers Cave.

Natalie Swirdovich

7 décembre , 2010

So sorry to hear of Aunt Beck's passing. She was a family treasure . . . a true gem. She was everyone's Aunt Beck. I will always remember her twinkling eyes and kind heart. She loved everyone. I am sorry that I will be unable to attend her funeral, but will be with you in spirit. My deepest sympathy to Don, Danny, Gail, Linda and the whole family.

Natalie Saufley Swirdovich